Deputy Editor

Allecia Vermillion oversees all things food and drink at Seattle Met, from cover packages to restaurant reviews, and narrative long-form features to breaking blog news. In Seattle, this can mean anything from imagining breweries as high school yearbook superlatives to eating a $200 foie gras–studded hot dog and pondering what it all means. 

In 2015 she received the magazine’s first-ever James Beard Award nomination for the origin story of Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte (“OMFG It’s the PSL”); the feature was also included in the book Best Food Writing 2015. She was a James Beard finalist again, in 2016, for her profile about the rise and fall of a promising chef ("The Brief, Extraordinary Life of Cody Spafford").

Allecia grew up in Portland, Oregon, but began her journalism life as a newspaper reporter in the Chicago suburbs, later launching Eater Seattle as the founding editor before landing at Seattle Met in 2011. She has an English degree from Washington University (no, the one in St. Louis) and a masters in journalism from Northwestern University.

Coming Soon (Very Soon)

Il Corvo Returns for New Year's Eve

The crazy-popular pasta shop opens officially January 7 in its new space. Sneak a preview as you ring in the new year.

12/18/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Imbibing Agenda

A New Monthly Cocktail Competition at Vessel

Barman turned spirits guy Andrew Bohrer is marshaling the city's best for a monthly display of showmanship.

12/17/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Why Not, It's Friday

Why Yes, That IS a Tattoo of a Dancing Ivar's Clam

A lifelong Ivar's fan makes a permanent declaration of love.

12/14/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Preapocalyptic Festivities

Where to Drink (and Eat) on Doomsday

It's the end of the world as we know it. Or so say the Mayans (and, technically, REM). Here's where you can toast our impending negation.

12/14/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Bar Openings

The Augustus Opens This Week in Fremont

This new neighborhood watering hole is a real sausage fest.

12/13/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Top Chef Seattle Episode 6: Even the Famous Come Home

Marilyn Hagerty encounters her first tamale and Chris Pratt says funny stuff.

12/13/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

These Are a Few of My...

Favorite Things: Bastille Sommelier Kristen Young

On sommeliers and snobbery, up-and-coming Washington wine regions, grower Champagne, and the joys of Ezell's spicy chicken and Cremant rosé.

12/12/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Tis the Season

Nosh Pit Gift Guide: Sweet, Savory, Salty

You should already know what to buy your nearest and dearest. Here are some small, edible luxuries for everyone else.

12/12/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change

Michael Gifford Takes Over at How to Cook a Wolf

Ethan Stowell brought back his former Union sous to open Ballard Pizza Company. Now you'll find him up the hill.

12/11/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

End of an Era

Chef Thierry Rautureau Is Closing Rover's

The Madison Valley mainstay ends its 25-year run this spring.

12/10/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Same Love

Food, Drink, and Photos for Sunday's Same-Sex Marriages

Festivities include French 74s, cupcakes, and a seaside photo session with a side of sliders.

12/07/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

These Are a Few of My...

Favorite Things: Matt's in the Market Chef Shane Ryan

The man has worked at at restaurant with three Michelin stars, but still appreciates the charms of Wheat Thins and a really good cheese.

12/07/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Growing Pains

Meander's Kitchen's Jerry Maguire Moment

Gravy maven Miranda Krone gets candid on Facebook.

12/06/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Top Chef Seattle Episode 5: Pike Place Pickle

Padma issues an official apology to the artisans of Pike Place Market. Tom does not issue $10,000 to anyone.

12/06/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Zephyr Paquette Is Closing Skelly and the Bean

The opening was a major feel good story. Which is why this latest chapter feels so rotten.

12/05/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle on TV

Video: Behind the Scenes of Tonight's Top Chef Episode

A look at all the construction, coordination, and confidentiality that went into the Pike Place Market episode.

12/05/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change

Marley Tomic-Beard Takes Over at Smith

What's she doing there? Tap cocktails, for starters.

12/05/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

Matt's in the Market Sibling Bar Radiator Whiskey Opens in January

Whiskey, smoked meats, and a view of the gentleman's club across the street? Sounds like a recipe for Pike Place Market magic.

12/05/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Modernist Herbivores

Michael Natkin of Herbivoracious Joins On with ChefSteps

The software engineer turned vegetarian cookbook author brings his dual talents to Seattle's revolutionary new cooking school.

12/04/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Advent Imbibing

It's Back: Rob Roy's Advent Calendar of Cocktails

The bar's alcohol-fueled advent countdown beats the pants off your typical chocolate-filled model.

12/03/2012 By Allecia Vermillion